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5 Most Common Springtime Injuries

May 13, 20169 min
The weather is lovely and it's time to take fitness outdoors. Just be cautious of these common spring injuries.With the weather improving, people are taking up outdoor sports again. Spring brings the opportunity to get fresh air while you work out. Spring fitness also can bring injuries. The five most common springtime injuries are:

Tendonitis, which frequently comes from power walking.
Rotator cuff, which often comes from tennis.
Lower back pain can come from playing golf.
Tennis elbow, stemming from tennis and softball/baseball.
Plantar fasciitis (foot pain) can result from running.

When you have pain, ice for at least 15 minutes three or four times a day. Rate your pain on a scale of 1 to 10. If you're at a 5, see a professional. Follow the directions for over-the-counter anti-inflammatory medications. If the pain persists after 24 to 48 hours, go to the doctor because you are most likely injured.To prevent injuries, be sure to warm up your body. Work with someone who knows the bio-mechanics of the body to give you the best advice for taking care of yourself. Take your time. You're not going to lose ten pounds overnight, so start slow with your fitness.Listen in as Dr. John Gallucci shares how you can prevent and care for these common injuries.

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